The strategy does not matter: Effects of acceptance, reappraisal, and distraction on the course of anticipatory anxiety in social anxiety disorder.

@article{HelbigLang2015TheSD,
  title={The strategy does not matter: Effects of acceptance, reappraisal, and distraction on the course of anticipatory anxiety in social anxiety disorder.},
  author={Sylvia Helbig-Lang and Silke Rusch and Winfried Rief and Tania Marie Lincoln},
  journal={Psychology and psychotherapy},
  year={2015},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={
          366-77
        }
}
  • Sylvia Helbig-Lang, Silke Rusch, +1 author Tania Marie Lincoln
  • Published in Psychology and psychotherapy 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • OBJECTIVES Anticipatory anxiety is a core feature of social anxiety disorder (SAD); however, there is a paucity of data on effective strategies for dealing with this affective state. The present study examined the effects of reappraisal, acceptance, and distraction on the course of anticipatory anxiety. DESIGN The study used an experimental design, randomly assigning participants to one of three strategy groups. Participants were instructed to employ these strategies during the anticipation… CONTINUE READING

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